Full Name Sheldon Shane Cottrell
Born August 19, 1989
Jamaica
Age 30 Years, 3 Months, 25 Days
National Side West Indies
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Left-arm fast medium
Batting Rank Test - NA, ODI - NA, World Cup - NA, T20I - NA
Bowling Rank Test - NA, ODI - 37, World Cup - 37, T20I - 46
Teams Played West Indies, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Sagicor High Performance Centre, West Indies A, Trinidad and Tobago, Sylhet Thunder, West Indies Cricket Board President XI, Rangpur Rangers, Antigua Hawksbills, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Vancouver Knights, Deccan Gladiators
Man of the Match Test - 0, ODI - 0, World Cup - 0, T20I - 1,
Career Span [Test, 2013 - 2014], [ODI, 2015 - 2019], [World Cup, 2019], [T20I, 2014 - 2019],

A fast, muscular Jamaican soldier, Sheldon Cottrell made quite an impression when he picked up 17 wickets in a four-day domestic, regional competition in 2012/13. A pacer with a left-arm slingy action, his angle can cause problems from both the sides of the wicket. Cottrell was one of the most promising talents in the inaugural edition of the Caribbean Premier League. He was named in the West Indies A tour of India in 2013 but had to pull out due to injury. The selectors kept faith in him and hence he was included in the West Indies national squad, where he went on to make his debut in the first Test at Eden Gardens with Kemar Roach unfit.

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Sheldon Cottrell Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 2 4 0 11 5 v IND 0 0 1 0 2.75 45.83 - -
ODI 27 13 6 76 17 v IND 0 0 6 3 10.85 76.00 18 0
World Cup 9 5 1 33 15 v NZ 0 0 3 1 8.25 70.21 8 0
T20I 22 7 4 15 4 v ENG 0 0 2 0 5.00 68.18 10 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 2 46 4 196 2 1/72 v IND 0 0 98.00 4.26 138.00
ODI 25 190 4 1090 34 5/46 v ENG 2 1 32.05 5.73 33.52
World Cup 9 67 2 392 12 4/56 v NZ 0 0 32.66 5.85 33.50
T20I 22 76 2 615 30 4/28 v BAN 2 0 20.50 8.09 15.20

Sheldon Cottrell Profile

A fast, muscular Jamaican soldier, Sheldon Cottrell made quite an impression when he picked up 17 wickets in a four-day domestic, regional competition in 2012/13. A pacer with a left-arm slingy action, his angle can cause problems from both the sides of the wicket. Cottrell was one of the most promising talents in the inaugural edition of the Caribbean Premier League. He was named in the West Indies A tour of India in 2013 but had to pull out due to injury. The selectors kept faith in him and hence he was included in the West Indies national squad, where he went on to make his debut in the first Test at Eden Gardens with Kemar Roach unfit.


Sheldon Cottrell has a unique style of celebration after a wicket. He comes up with an upright salute which has caught the eye-balls of many cricket followers around the world. Cottrell's initial career was marred with inconsistent performances and it took him some time to nail his spot. A 4-fer against Bangladesh in the winter of 2018 in Sylhet proved to be the turning point. Not only did he become consistent after that but also started to spearhead the West Indian pace attack. Sheldon was one of the fewest positives for West Indies during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 where he picked up 12 wickets.

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